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Overview

What is news and why does it turn out the way it does? These questions are addressed in this Reader. Classic news studies representing several methodologies and approaches are presented to guide students in their initial exploration into the topics. Berkowitz provides an orientation for a social approach to studying news, departing from the premise that news is a human construction that gains its characteristics through the social world from which it emerges. The first section of readings introduces a theoretical background for analyzing the sections that follow. Each of the eight sections are clearly and concisely introduced by Berkowitz, enabling students to interpret the salient points from and implications of representative articles in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761900764
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION
Why a 'Social Meanings of News' Perspective?
PART ONE: A FRAMEWORK FOR THINKING ABOUT NEWS
The Sociology of News Production - Michael Schudson
Has Communication Explained Journalism? - Barbie Zelizer
Professional Mass Communicators - James S Ettema, D Charles Whitney, and Daniel B Wackman
SECTION TWO: NEWS AS SOCIAL PRODUCTION
PART TWO: SELECTING NEWS: THE INDIVIDUAL GATE KEEPER
A New Gatekeeping Model - Pamela J Shoemaker
The Gate Keeper - David Manning White
A Case Study in the Selection of News
Ms Gates Takes Over - Glenn L Bleske
Refining the Gatekeeping Metaphor for Local Television News - Dan A Berkowitz
Structure and Constraints on Community Newspaper Gatekeepers - G A Donohue, C N Olien, and P J Tichenor
PART THREE: ORGANIZING NEWS: NEWS AS A WORKPLACE PRODUCT
Social Control in the News Room - Warren Breed
A Functional Analysis
News Organizations - Charles R Bantz
Conflict as a Crafted Cultural Norm
News Reporting and Professionalism - John Soloski
Some Constraints on the Reporting of the News
Science Writers at Work - Sharon Dunwoody
PART FOUR: PROFESSIONALIZING NEWS: NEWS AS JOURNALISTS' NORMS AND ROUTINES
Making News by Doing Work - Gaye Tuchman
Routinizing the Unexpected
News as Purposive Behavior - Harvey Molotch and Marilyn Lester
On the Strategic Use of Routine Events, Accidents, and Scandal
News and Non-Events - Mark Fishman
Making the Visible Invisible
Routines and the Making of Oppositional News - Nina Eliasoph
PART FIVE: SELLING NEWS: NEWS AS ECONOMIC ENTITY
Boundaries of Journalistic Autonomy - J Herbert Altschull
The News Factory - Charles R Bantz, Suzanne McCorkle and Roberta C Baade
The First Stage of News Production - John McManus
Learning What's Happening
The Competitive Ethos in Television Newswork - Matthew C Ehrlich
SECTION THREE: NEWS AS TEXT
PART SIX: TELLING NEWS: NEWS AS FAMILIAR STORY
Mythic Elements in Television News - Robert Rutherford Smith
Myth, Chronicle, and Story - S Elizabeth Bird and Robert W Dardenne
Exploring the Narrative Qualities of News
When Technology Fails - Richard C Vincent, Bryan K Crow and Dennis K Davis
The Drama of Airline Crashes in Network Television News
Non-Routine News and Newswork - Dan A Berkowitz
Exploring a What-A-Story
The Rape of Mike Tyson - Jack Lule
Race, the Press, and Symbolic Types
PART SEVEN: IDEOLOGY AND NEWS: NEWS AS SOCIAL POWER
Journalists as Interpretive Communities - Barbara Zelizer
The News Paradigm and the Ideology of Objectivity - Stephen D Reese
A Socialist at the Wall Street Journal
News of Battering - Marian Meyers
Press Rites and Race Relations - James Stewart Ettema
A Study of Mass-Mediated Ritual
Science, Technology, and Risk Coverage of a Community Conflict - Cynthia-Lou Coleman
PART EIGHT: EPILOGUE: APPLYING THE TOOLS TO STUDY NEWS
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